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come, giving your company the resources and stability to thrive. mufg, we build relationships that build the world. >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." from washington, i'm katty kay. a tv reporter and her cameraman are shot and killed during a live broadcast in virginia. the suspect then killed himself after a police pursuit. as the the heat in china country's stock market continues to fall. in the u.s. some welcome relief as the dow rises more than 600 points. novak djokovic is teaming up up. unit o -- is teaming we hear about his plans on and off the court.
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♪ welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. today a morning news program in virginia turned tragic when a female reporter and her cameraman was shot dead on air. alison parker and adam ward were interviewing a guest when gunfire ran out -- rank out. flanagan,t, vester was said to be a disgruntled employee at the same station. he shot himself in later died at the hospital. >> this is 24-year-old alison parker, and in turn turned morning reporter at a tiny television station in virginia. every day she worked the morning shift with adam ward, a 27-year-old cameraman. like allison, he was engaged to
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be married. her job involved a wide array of local assignments. this morning she and adam were doing a story about tourism. they were interviewing a member of the chamber of commerce live on air. >> to help us grow and develop. >> walking up quietly behind the crew was a former colleague, thought to have been sacked following a complaint by the cameraman. he was armed with a gun and carrying a camera. what happened next has shocked a country almost immune to gun violence. he raised the gun and fired. a dozen shots, if not more, rang out. >> not sure what happened there. we will at you know as soon as we find out what those sounds were from. >> what happened was that the reporter and cameraman were both shot dead. the station soon found itself
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reporting on the death of their own colleagues. the interviewee was shot in the .ack and has undergone surgery they searched for vester flanagan, a former reporter at the station who went by the name bryce williams. having filmed the murder, he published it on social media and released a number of tweets abusing the colleagues he just shot dead. after invading a traffic stop the gunman crashed his car on an interstate highway. a state trooper had identified his registration plate and gave chase. sonic,driver of the vester flanagan, also known as bryce williams, refused to stop and sped away from the troopers. a minute or two later, the sonic ran into the median. the trooper approached the vehicle and found vester
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flanagan suffering from a self inflicted gunshot wound. he was flown to in nova fairfax hospital where he died at approximately 1:30 p.m. today. said theent obama failure to tackle gun violence has been the biggest disappointment of his presidency. last month he told the bbc it is time america recognized the scale of the problem. obama: if you ask me the one area where i feel i have , it is therustrated fact that the united states of america is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common sense gun safety laws, even in the face of repeated mass killings. parker'ser alison hurst who also
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works at the station said on facebook, we did not talk about this publicly, but we were in love. she worked with adam every day, i'm am heartbroken for his fiancee. remembering 2 reporters. our bbc reporter in virginia and asked him how the community has been responding to the shooting. >> this has been it shocking, and made more so by the fact that so many people saw it happening live as they watched breakfast tv. kids getting ready to go to school and adults getting ready to go to work when there was suddenly the sound of gunfire, and they looked at the screen, and there was the image of murder. this has been a trim maddox episode in this community, and one where it will take -- this has been a traumatic episode in
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this community, and one it will take time to get over. katty: local tv is very much a part of the community in states like virginia. i imagine many people knew the reporter and cameraman. >> they worked together as a team often. i have been struck by the people in the sheriff's office and dismisses that it -- and businesses that say that they were interviewed by this team. the sheriff said that he had been interviewed by them in the same kind of location that they were at today three weeks ago. they're very much a part of the fabric of the culture. people look to them to give them the latest on things happening in their world and around their town. in many cases, they are more important than national news anchors that bring them stories about events happening a long way away. regional television in america is important. for many people, it is the local
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newspaper. these journalists will be deeply missed. katty: presumably, that means people in the community news the shooter as well? understand that he was actually lead to go by the station a couple of years ago. he worked -- let go by the station a couple of years ago. he worked in other small regional markets. he was perhaps not a household name. it is not unknown how long he was on the air, but he has not been on the air with this station for a couple of years. some that be remember him, there will be many that remember the reporter alison parker. she was well known, respected, and appears to have been extremely well-liked. thank you very much, richard. remembering those 2 reporters.
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efforts by china's central bank to stabilize the main stock target has failed to prevent further losses. interest rates were cut, but share prices in shanghai close down on wednesday. wall street shares were a higher with the dow rising more than 600 points. markets fell in london, frankfurt, and paris. editor, carrie gracie, reports that there are still structural problems despite the calm. rie: it grew to be nothing to be the factory of the world. now, it wants to build a 21st century economy. the stock market was supposed to be a part of it. the plan has gone badly wrong. stocks fell on wednesday. they have lost maybe 20% in value, wiping out gains from
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earlier in the year. chinese leaders have remained silent on the crisis. behind the scenes there are clearly divisions, and in the long run someone will have to take the blame. the communist party avoids doing political debate in public. coverage of this crisis is nothing like it would be in any other major economy. the media is controlled by the , and that means reporting focuses on finding a few handy villains, reassuring the public the government is dealing with the problem, and finding something or positive to talk about. reassurance and positive are useless to mr. for 2000 years chinese people like this.ed stress he invested $150,000 in shares in may just before the bubble burst. he has already lost $60,000 and
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is worried if you will see the rest. he has a wife and cannot afford to buy an apartment. .> i feel numb now the panic is over. it does not begin to describe what i feel now. i've never touching stocks again. the pain it has brought me is very deep. clash leaves the new middle class uncertain where to put their money. fear of a property bubble pushed many into buying shares in the first place. now they go back to property, but somewhat to get their money out of china. >> the property market in china has reached its peak. i'm thinking of buying in london . property abroad helps to protect the value of your money. is littered with symbols of a modern economy with a failure to fulfill their
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promise. empty apartment complexes, idle debt with little to show for it. now china has a crippled stock market to add to the list. carrie gracie, bbc news, beijing. katty: the state of the chinese economy. athletic body has began an investigation after 2 of the positive for banned substances at the world athletic championship in beijing. joyce zachary and a 400 meter runner have accepted a provisional dan. becamer bank worker who one of the most haunting photographs of the september 11 attacks has died of stomach cancer at the age of 42. she became known as the dust lady after she was pictured caked in ash and concrete dust as she escaped from the world
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trade center. it has been a grim day for migrants trying to reach europe. 50 people were found dead in the hole of a boat carrying migrants of the coast of libya. angela merkel was booed at a reception center in germany as the number of migrants trying to reach europe has soared european leaders are struggling. our correspondent has more. summer of migration is praying temperatures. these migrants who have made it hungary were unhappy about their treatment. the police moved in with tear gas. blames other richer countries for not doing enough to help. every day people find a way under or around the hastily erected border fences. the issue is how the eu treats them and source economic migrants from those refugees
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from war. >> my brother is studying geology. i want to build my future. in syria we don't have a future. >> in germany, where most migrants are heading, tensions are rising. some booed when chancellor angela merkel arrived at a detention center to condemn what happened over the weekend. white wingers and neo-nazis clashed with the police. chancellor merkel called it vile and shameful. >> we all must make great effort to show a zero tolerance towards those who question the dignity of others. there is no tolerance towards those that are not willing to help if help is needed. >> europe cannot agree how to respond to levels of migration
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unseen since the early years after the second world war. they follow a couple of broad routes from the south across the mediterranean sea, or through turkey and greece into hungary. foremost, the ultimate destination is germany. they expect 800,000 asylum-seekers this year. country's population. inside the eu they can move freely inside the border-free area. there you -- of the u.k. did not join that area, and they have a lower number of immigrants. >> we must distinguish between those genuinely fleeing areecution, and those who simply economic migrants, quite understandably seeking a better life and higher standards of living available in europe. cannot-term remedies prevent present tragedies. the italian coast guard rescues many migrants from the ocean,
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but today 50 people were found dead in the hole of a boat off of libya. katty: you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on this program, using lasers to help her move grain tumors. we follow one patient through a toneering trial -- help remove brain tumors. we follow one patient through a pioneering trial. 700 people have died in the indian strait of gujarat. have beene clashes between police and activist between an influential community that are demanding more jobs. >> we just lit the first spark and the fire spread on its own. it has reached every visit. -- every village. it has reached every district and home.
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just five in 10 people in this community are prosperous. that does not make the entire village rich. if you visit, you will find people do not have enough to eat. there are so many poor people. the largest numbers are from among them. >> most of the supporters are between 18 and 42. they cannot get good degrees because of the system, and then they cannot get good jobs. the experience is of 5.2 million people that are supporting them. >> we are not to go against any community or individual. we are here to ask for our rights, that is it. >> i'm not threatening anyone.
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landndian gujarat are the of revolutionaries. we believe in love. we are following the footsteps of gandhi. we are inspired by revolutionaries, and if need be, we will not hesitate to take part in violence. ♪ novak djokovic is widely known for his power on the tennis court, making him the top seed in the u.s. open which starts on monday. now the serbian sensation is putting his influence in unicef to help children around the world. laura trevelyan sat down with him in new york and asked if growing up in serbia has given him empathy toward children in war-torn countries now. : it hurts when i
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see children in disadvantage areas around the world struggling to have success and life necessities. water: food -- water, food, and education. education is something no one can take away from you. by allowing children to have access to education, wellness, willtion, and playgrounds allow them to have a good opportunity to pursue their dreams. experiencing an influx of migrants, many children, how can you help those children? the world is experiencing difficult economic times. going around the world and in europe specifically. serbia does experience and a lot of migrants coming from the
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middle east, from africa -- i am very proud of the serbians to see that they are opening borders and allowing these people to come in and accommodate them. to give them a basic chance and opportunity to live their life and to continue on. work with actually and have projects with foundations to help with children that are coming from abroad. laura: you are a new father. how are you going to juggle parenthood, being a number one tennis player, and philanthropic work? djokovic: everything is possible in life if you care to do it. if you don't want to do it you will find an excuse, and if you want to do it, you will find a way. i sure i will find a way.
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my wife is also inspired to be involved in philanthropy. it is better to do it as a team. laura: you're the number one seed, you just lost to federal or in cincinnati -- you just lost to roger federer in cincinnati. djokovic: i need to be confident and realize that i'm going to be here for a reason and fight for a title like anyone else. i cannot guarantee anything, all influence my preparation and get myself in the right state of mind before one of the biggest tournaments in the world, and hopefully i can get my hands on that title. katty: novak djokovic never shies away from a challenge, and is now working with unicef to help people around the world. surgeons in london have used a technique using lasers in surgery to remove a brain tumor. the light from the laser helps to instantly die those if the --
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cubs to instantly diagnose if the tissue is cancerous, making surgery faster and more accurate. we followed a patient throughout his treatment and have this exclusive report. a big surprise. i was an active person. hill is 22 and studying lasers at college who london. it is the technology that is to be used during surgery to remove a tumor from his brain. as a scientist, he is fascinated by what they are going to do. how often do people get to have things done to their own brain, particularly when it is cutting edge? singer, this is the last her so with his choir before the operation. ♪ discoveredition was
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after he was found collapsed on the floor of his bedroom. >> about here? chat with his surgeon before heading to theater and the start of a groundbreaking trial at the hospital. this is the new laser technique in action. it measures light patterns to detect which cells are healthy and which are cancerous. if this trial is successful, it might remove the need to send samples for analysis during operation. >> it is fast to use. it takes a second. it has obvious advantages in terms of speed. it usually takes 30 minutes or 40 minutes for results to get back. you are often waiting for the results with bated breath.
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>> how does it work? the laser shines in infrared light on the brain. it bounces off healthy and normal cells. surgeons know whether to cut or spare the tissue. in another animation, when they removed the tumor using an knife, thegical smoke is sucks into a mass spectrometer giving them and i them an analysis of the tissue. >> it has amazing potential. not only did we believe we will be able to differentiate the two were from normal brain, but also different types of tumors. tumor is near the part of the brain that controls speech. the team is waking him up so he can help with the next
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phase of the operation. as the surgeons removed the last piece of the tumor, ruben is asked to sing. this shows what they are cutting will not affect his speech. it is the combination of a remarkable piece of surgery. 2 months on, and with the support of his family, ruben is well on the road to recovery. the tumor was not cancer is, and he is looking forward to getting back to his phd and singing. back and bee to go happy. >> bbc news. singing his hill
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way through surgery and getting better all the time. aat brings this program to close. goodbye to to reach me and the bbc team, you can reach me on twitter. i am at kattykaybbc. we will see you back here tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at >> funding of this presentation is made possible by -- the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation -- giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good, kovler foundation -- pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs, and mufg. >> it is a global truth. we can do more when we work together. at mufg, our banking relationships span cultures and
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight: as u.s. markets stage a big rally, we pull back the curtain on china's economy: does their recent financial turmoil reflect deeper problems or efforts to liberalize and reform? >> ifill: also ahead this wednesday: we continue our look at katrina, ten years later. a hospital shuttered after the storm, major shifts in how residents get health care. are the needs of new orleans most vulnerable being met? >> charity hospitals is where generations of residents came to care regardless of their ability to pay and, for many, the measure of success at the new hospital is whether that tradition will continue.


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